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Develop Africa Newsletter August 2014
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Join Develop Africa: Ebola Relief
See Photos of Personal Protective Equipment
Donate your car today
New Classrooms in Cameroon
Preparing for the La Ultra High Marathon
Sharing dreams
Become a Child Sponsor
What did you want to be when you grew up?  Emmanuel is a pupil of the Vickrays Community primary school and wants to be a doctor when he grows up.   You can help Emmanuel and others achieve their dreams by becoming a child sponsor.
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Hello friend and partner, 

We wanted to bring you an urgent update on the Ebola epidemic and our joint efforts to help contain it.  

Ebola update - the bad and ugly: The Ebola epidemic has spread to almost all districts in Sierra Leone  with a total of over 1000 people dead in West Africa.  Another doctor passed away yesterday, Thursday.

Ebola update - the good: 

  • Currently, all children, youth, adult beneficiaries, and members of the DA team are safe and have thankfully not been infected by the Ebola virus. 
  • Multiple organizations and countries are helping in various ways to end this crisis.
  • Earlier this week, we distributed soap and Dettol disinfectant in the Wellington community (more information and photos soon).
  • Personal Protective Equipment Received: We have received the first batch of personal protective equipment (PPE).  See photos and more info below.
  • GlobalGiving is matching donations at 100% today towards this crisis.  Make a donation now!  Your support will help provide more personal protective equipment for health workers.

See more photos

"Small things become great when done with love"-Mother Theresa  


Thanks so much for being there and all you do for deserving people around the world.



Donations Towards Ebola Relief Matched at 100% Today  

The 2014 Ebola epidemic has been described as being "out of control" and the "deadliest ever"! Over the past 4-5 months, it has spread in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia with over 1000 confirmed deaths.  

We receive on an on-going basis, urgent updates from our Sierra Leone an team members that are painting a grim picture. The implications and ripple effect of the epidemic is being felt at multiple levels and causing untold suffering.  Read more....


Your donations are matched today at 100%





See Photos of Personal Protective Equipment We Will be Shipping Next Week  

Thanks to the support of GlobalGiving and Develop Africa donors, we have ordered a wide range of supplies (PPE) - see list below).  Yesterday, Thursday, some of these supplies (some coveralls and some nose / mouth masks - see photos) arrived at our office in Tennessee.  More supplies are expected to arrive today, Friday and Monday, next week. We plan to air ship the items by DHL (the fastest method) early next week.  We will provide another update and photos next week showing the shipment - 1 very large box.

Tyvek ppe for Ebola protection 




Donate your car to Develop Africa!  
Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to Develop Africa!  

Donating a car is easy! And so is donating other vehicles. We accept all types of vehicles nationwide - cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs, and even boats .  To get started, simply complete our secure online donation form or call 855-502-3742 or 855-50-AFRICA to speak to a representative.  All that you will need to provide is the Certificate of Title upon pickup of your donated vehicle. 

For answers to common questions about the donation process, please see our vehicle donation FAQ page.  




New Classroom Construction at CAPEC School in Cameroon
Since 2009, in Cameroon the classrooms have been temporary structures.  Partly due to your contribution and support, next academic year which will begin in September 2014, we will have new classrooms.Read more...


Preparing for the La Ultra - The High Marathon  
Photo by Elize van Staden
Elize, a Develop Africa supporter is helping to make a difference.  

As told by Elize: 

Earlier this year I accepted an invitation to compete in the 2014 111 km Ultra - The High. Taking place on 17 August in the Indian Himalayas, a high-altitude desert region of Leh-Ladakh, the course crosses over the highest motorable mountain pass in the world, Khardung La (17,700 ft). 

If you want to support Elize's cause - provide a mosquito net and save a life from malaria - visit and click on the link to donate $10.

Read more....



Sharing Dreams  

It's back to school season and we are excited about the opportunity to be able to help further the education of deserving kids in Sierra Leone.  Read more... 


Margaret Thanks Donors for Supporting Her Education and Kids Share Their Career Dreams
Margaret Thanks Donors for Supporting Her Education and Kids Share Their Career Dreams